One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Bill Evans —
Trio '64 ... LP Verve, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio here – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best Bill Evans trio sessions on Verve – recorded with a group that features Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, both perfect accompanists for Evans in his exploration of unusual rhythms and lyrical tones on the keys! Both players have a dancing quality that goes far ... read moreCD
One of the few larger group Bill Evans sessions from the later years – an album that features sax and flute from Larry Schneider and trumpet from Tom Harrell – in addition to core trio instrumentation from Bill on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Joe LaBarbera on drums. The added horns ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Bill Evans & Eddie Gomez —
Intuition ... LP Fantasy, 1975. Near Mint- ...
A great pairing, heard perfectly here – on titles that include "Show Type Tune", "Invitation", "Blue Serge", "Are You All The Things", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
A legendary set from the team of guitarist Jim Hall and pianist Bill Evans – both already wonderful players on their own, but really hitting a magical sort of space here together! The record is a classic in understatement – the inevitable meeting of two players who'd both made a career ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Bill Evans & Shelly Manne —
Empathy ... LP Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ...
The cover co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s work for Verve! The sound is often a bit stronger, somewhat bolder – and although Manne's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)
Bill Evans & Toots Thielemans —
Affinity ... LP Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ...
A beautiful pairing – the keyboards of Bill Evans and harmonica of Toots Thielemans – presented here in a space that marks the record as one of the best from both players in the 70s! Some tunes are sad and blue, and very spare – others a bit more upbeat and lyrical, almost taking ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most compelling Bill Evans albums of the 70s – a set that has him teaming up with arranger George Russell in a unique 8 part "Living Time" suite – on which Evans plays both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes! The sound is complex, with distinct modern tones – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great record – and on that hardly ever shows up on the radar screen of Gil's career! The session was recorded with a very hip group that includes Billy Harper on tenor and flute, Elvin Jones and Alphonze Mouzon on drums, Joe Beck on electric guitar, and Herb Bushler on Fender bass. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great example of the way that Gil Evans really opened up his groove in the 70s – moving here way way past the cool jazz and third stream of earlier years – into a soulful style that's far groovier than might be expected! Part of the strength of the set is because of the players ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent set that was recorded in 1971, but not issued until 10 years later – by the small Artists House label, home to groundbreaking work by Ornette Coleman and James Blood Ulmer. Evans' record earns the same tag here – as it's a moody mix of electric and acoustic playing, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gil Evans & Laurent Cugny —
Golden Hair ... CD EmArcy/Phonogram (France), 1989. Used ...
Mid 70's 2LP set that combines fantastic early work from Gil Evans and Tadd Dameron. The Gil Evans tracks are shorter and less ambitious than some of Evans' work on Impulse, but the group is excellent – and even in a shorter format, the conception of the work still contains plenty of rich ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band —
Presence ... CD Smoke Sessions, 2018. New Copy ...
We love the music of pianist Orrin Evans in many different ways – but we especially love the sounds he makes with his Captain Black Big Band – a really tremendous ensemble that seems to unlock a whole new dynamic energy in his performance! The group here is heavy on horns – two ... read moreCD
We've really grown to love pianist Orrin Evans in a trio setting, but he's a surprisingly strong talent at the helm of this large group too – an ensemble with a rich sound and a sense of feeling that really matches Evans' own piano! There's a boldness to the music that really brings out a ... read moreCD
Extra Ball —
Go Ahead ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1979. New Copy ...
A strange name but an excellent group – one headed up by guitarist Jaroslaw Smietana, playing here with a free-flowing vibe we really like! The album's got kind of a modal approach to fusion overall – one that's never overly jamming, and more concerned with the rhythmic progression of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An interesting singer, with an approach that's definitely all her own – one that has Caroline Faber singing alongside just the guitar or Richard Bonnet and drums of Eric Dambrin – both players who can be abstract at some points, and nicely laid back at others! We like that second style ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
Pretty great stuff – and a record that's often hidden amidst the flurry of so-so Herbie Mann albums from the mid 70s – but is well worth seeking out! The Family Of Mann group is one organized by Herbie Mann, and featuring Steve Gadd on drums, Pat Rebillot on keyboards, Tony Levin on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rarest albums by the guitar jazz great Tal Farlow! The set's one of Tal's best for Verve (although they're all pretty darn good), and it features his edgey guitar in a west coast rhythm trio with Claude Williamson on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. The titles are ... read moreCD
(Out of print, 24-bit remastered edition – includes obi!)
Tal Farlow —
Tal ... LP Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Tal Farlow was one of the all-time greats of jazz guitar during the 50s, and an album like this captures him at his finest! The set's a no-nonsense batch of tracks that features Tal with a trio that includes Eddie Costa on piano and Vinnie Burke on bass – a wonderfully understated lineup ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2565, including the insert.)
Tremendous guitar work from the great Tal Farlow – easily one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever, and a player with a wonderful sense of tone and timing! This early album has Tal declaring himself loudly and firmly – using a style that's got some slightly raspy edges, and which is a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Japanese pressing, including the insert with UMV 2584 catalog number.)
Tremendous guitar work from the great Tal Farlow – easily one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever, and a player with a wonderful sense of tone and timing! This early album has Tal declaring himself loudly and firmly – using a style that's got some slightly raspy edges, and which is a ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Art Farmer —
Art ... LP Argo, 1960. Near Mint- ...
A beautiful album of understated brilliance – one of Art Farmer's early shifts into the sublime, and an easily-blown batch of trumpet tracks that always takes our breath away! There's a sense of relaxed freedom here that's really tremendous – a difference from some of Farmer's more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of gloss separation at the bottom seam, with a small center split, in great shape otherwise.)
One of the greatest Art Farmer recordings of the 70s – an especially sharp-edged performance, thanks to the presence of Clifford Jordan in the group! The album was recorded live at Boomer's nightclub in New York – and all tracks have a long-flowing, open ended quality – a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a bent corner.)
Seminal early work from Art Farmer – and one of the first full albums to capture his brilliance! The record has Farmer playing in a quintet, with able accompaniment from Gigi Gryce, a young newcomer at this point, with a post-bop complication to his style that was not to dissimilar from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really great work from Art Farmer – one of a handful of records from the mid 60s that have the trumpeter picking up a slightly sharper edge than before – a nice contrast to some of his more spacious albums on labels like Argo or Atlantic! The vibe here is almost a small group take on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with white text. Cover has a small split on the spine.)
A couple of wonderful efforts from trumpet great Art Farmer at the beginning of the 60s – the Argo LPs Art and Perception – back-to-back on CD! 1960's Art is an album of understated brilliance – one of Farmer's early shifts into the sublime, an easily blown batch of trumpet ... read moreCD
A rare Latin outing from trumpeter Art Farmer – one that has him working with the mighty Cuban arranger Chico O'Farrill! The grooves here are hardly "Aztec", as Chico brings a hip postwar vibe to the session – a blend of American jazz and Latin rhythms that's totally great, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has completely split seams held together with pieces of tape, with some overall wear and aging.)
Art Farmer —
Azure ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1987. Used ...
A great later album by Art Farmer – done with a driving Latin-tinged feel and a mellifluous groove that really shows the best side of Art's playing! The set was recorded while Art was living in Vienna, and the group features Jimmy Heath on soulful tenor, soprano sax, and flute, plus some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful set of tracks that features Art Farmer soloing on flugelhorn over larger arrangements by Oliver Nelson. Farmer's work on the instrument was just taking shape at this point in his career, and the soulful backings of Nelson are a really great match for his lyrical tone, and widening ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing with the deep groove.)
Beautiful work from the legendary Art Farmer – sounds from a time when the trumpeter was really coming into his own, and finding a way to carve out a special space for himself in modern jazz! The sounds here are fresh, but never overstated – blown with that compact mode that makes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set of mellow jazz tracks, played by one of the worlds most underrated and understated trumpet players. He's joined here by Jackie McLean, and the two of them keep it nice and mellow, in a group that features Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. Unlike other CTI sessions, this one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(1983 pressing. Cover has some waviness on the opening and a bit of pen on the back.)
An amazingly beautiful set of tracks from Art Farmer – playing here with superb accompaniment from a young Harold Mabern on piano, in a laidback quartet format that really lets Art open up! Art's playing is fresh and creative throughout – never too over the top, and always blown with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing with deep groove. Labels have some marker and small sticker. Cover has some tape remnants on front, some wear and aging, and a small sticker and marker on back.)
Art Farmer —
Ph D ... LP Contemporary, 1989. Near Mint- ...
Wonderful mellowness recorded by Art during the 70s – a beautiful little session done in Stockholm with some really great touches! At the beginning, things start out in typical Farmer ballad mode, but as the album moves on, Sabu Martinez comes in with some added percussion – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet funky album from Art Farmer– an artist we don't normally associate with 70s funk, but who does a really great job on this CTI session! Art's working here in the frontline with Yusef Lateef on reeds – another unlikely candidate for a record like this – and the pair get ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Never-failing genius from Art Farmer – recording here in his later years, and working in that long and open-ended mode we love so much! There's few trumpeters who could make a record like this work – but Farmer's got a tremendous ability to stretch out on longer tunes with well-crafted ... read moreCD
Wonderfully lyrical work from Art Farmer – and a record that's not going to change anyone's world, but which is a continual pleasure for us! Art's kicking back in a well-selected group that includes Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins – all perfect partners for the kind of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous document of a really wonderful group – a 60s ensemble that pairs the lyrical trumpet of Art Farmer with the sharp tenor of Jimmy Heath! The pair are completely sublime together – balancing out sound and soul with this amazing quality that's quite different both from Farmer' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty sweet 70s set from Art Farmer – ostensibly a tribute to Duke Ellington, but really more of a gently soulful session in the mode of Art's best work of the decade! The group is the Cedar Walton trio with Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty sweet 70s set from Art Farmer – ostensibly a tribute to Duke Ellington, but really more of a gently soulful session in the mode of Art's best work of the decade! The group is the Cedar Walton trio with Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all ... read moreCD
A wonderfully-titled set for Art Farmer – working here in a warm valley of sound, and blowing in that open, spacious tone that marked so much of his best later work! The group's a quartet – with Fred Hersh on piano, Ray Drummund on bass, and Akira Tana on drums – all sort of ... read moreCD
A wonderfully-titled set for Art Farmer – working here in a warm valley of sound, and blowing in that open, spacious tone that marked so much of his best later work! The group's a quartet – with Fred Hersh on piano, Ray Drummund on bass, and Akira Tana on drums – all sort of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Art Farmer's pivotal mid 50s sides – recorded in the company of altoist Gigi Gryce, a great player and a budding young arranger who helped Farmer really formulate the best side of his sound! The tracks are lyrically modern – but still have a nice dose of soul in them – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art Farmer really found a great home for his music on the Soul Note label in the 80s – a place where he could continue to grow strongly, in ways that almost let him find a new sort of edge in his horn! This album's a wonderful example of the strengths that Farmer found at the label – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous comeback for the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – recording here in the mid 80s with original members Farmer, Golson, and Curtis Fuller – plus tremendous rhythm support from the trio of Mickey Tucker, Ray Drummon, and Marvin Smitty Smith! The session has less of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet —
Here & Now ... LP Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
One of the most magical records ever from this legendary group – a set that swings as hard and soulfully as some of their previous sessions, yet also has a sharper, more modern vibe as well! Of course, this latter aspect is no surprise – once you realize that a young Grachan Moncur is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove, including the Mercury inner sleeve.)
A wonderful later date from the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – key proof that the ensemble continued to grow strongly long after their initial recordings in the 60s! There's a bold sound here – a strong dose of the lyrical energy that Farmer explored heavily in his own work of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet —
Real Time ... LP Contemporary, 1988. Sealed ...
We'll be the first to admit that the piano and compositions of John Lewis can sometimes be a bit stiff and academic – but that's definitely not the case on this great little record! The album features interpretations of Lewis' work by the great Farmer/Golson Jazztet – and is a pretty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear and splitting.)
Art Farmer with Clifford Jordan —
Mirage ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1982. Used ...
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, ... read moreCD
Sweet and subtle genius from two of the most understated players in jazz – a really great little record that makes the best of the CTI sound without tricking up the players too much! Art Farmer and Jim Hall play in a quintet with vibes by Mike Mainieri – in a style that eschews the ... read moreCD
Art Farmer/Jim Hall —
Big Blues ... LP CTI, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Sweet and subtle genius from two of the most understated players in jazz – a really great little record that makes the best of the CTI sound without tricking up the players too much! Art Farmer and Jim Hall play in a quintet with vibes by Mike Mainieri – in a style that eschews the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Plenty of men swinging here – a great west coast lineup working under the leadership of Dennis Farnon, almost with the feel of RCA jazz soundtrack work of the time! The arrangements are pretty lively throughout – quite bold at points, and filled with nice colors – never too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cut corner, a split bottom seam, old tape along the top seam, and light surface wear.)
Excellent work by Joe Farrell – recorded after his glory days at CTI, but a totally kick-ass session that's right up there with his classics! The album was recorded live with the Inferno group – a quartet with Victor Feldman on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass, and John Guerin on drums ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever cut by funky sax man Joe Farrell! The album's got a stripped down, choppy groove – virtually the blueprint for later 70s funk of this type, and played perfectly by Farrell and a very hip quartet lineup! Players include Joe on soprano and tenor sax, Herbie ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet is clean but wavy from moisture.)
One of the best records ever cut by funky sax man Joe Farrell! The album's got a stripped down, choppy groove – virtually the blueprint for later 70s funk of this type, and played perfectly by Farrell and a very hip quartet lineup! Players include Joe on soprano and tenor sax, Herbie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Joe Farrell —
Outback ... LP CTI, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A killer set from Joe Farrell – one of the 70s greatest reed players, and an always-exciting talent who was one of the first artists to really use the extended CTI format to break into a whole new level! The set's a drawn-out quintet side, with Chick Corea on electric piano, Buster Williams ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some surface wear.)
Claudio Fasoli & Kenny Wheeler & JF Jenny Clark —
Land ... LP Innowo (Italy), 1988. Near Mint- ...
Claudio Fasoli, tenor and soprano sax. Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, fluegelhorn and cornet. J.F. Jenny Clark, acoustic bass. All compositions by Fasoli. Titles include "Land of Long White Clouds", "Kitsch", "Tang", "UFO", "Fax", and "Dear K" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The group's name is a bit hokey, but they've got an excellent lineup that includes a few musicians who'd go on to greater fame in the British jazz scene of the late 60s – working here in a nicely balanced mode of modern styles first forged in the 50s! There's a mix of west coast cool and ... read moreCD
A pretty weird little record from Swedish jazzman Jonas Kullhammar – as you might guess from the image! The set featuers duets with Daniel Bingert – who we know from recent work on bass, but who, along with Jonas, seems to handle drums, keyboards, guitar, and other instruments too ... (Funky 45's, Jazz)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Nadi ... CD Squama (UK), 2019. New Copy ...
An unusual mix of jazz and funk – done at a level that's not entirely either style, and which maybe has more of the forward-thinking elements of some of the recent London scene! No surprise, the set was recorded in that city – by Benedic Lamdin, whose name has been on many ... read moreCD
Nadi ... LP Squama (UK), 2019. New Copy ...
An unusual mix of jazz and funk – done at a level that's not entirely either style, and which maybe has more of the forward-thinking elements of some of the recent London scene! No surprise, the set was recorded in that city – by Benedic Lamdin, whose name has been on many ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet keyboard tunes from Felbm – issued here with a rather cold title and cover, but delivered with a warm vibe and lots of jazzy touches! The music isn't entirely jazz, but certainly has all the appeal of old school keyboard jazz – maybe more in the sound library mode, as the tracks ... (New Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Solo sounds from Crusaders reedman Wilton Felder – a really great set that's very much in the best vibe of his larger group at the time – yet one that also offers up a stronger focus on Wilton's sublime solo work on tenor! The album's got plenty of Crusaders help on board – given ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title and cover image are a bit misleading – as Victor had already been in the US for about 4 years by the time of this set – but as far as west coast jazz was concerned, he'd definitely "arrived" through a series of great contributions to classic albums! The outing's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent bit of 70s funk from Victor Feldman – smooth, electric, and very different from much of his other work. The set was recorded with direct to disc mastering – and has a feel that's a lot like CTI or Kudu work from the mid 70s, no surprise as the set features work by funky ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best Victor Feldman albums recorded in the US – a really solidly swinging set of tunes, cut in New York with a hip trio that includes Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – plus Hank Jones on piano, on the few tracks of the album that feature Feldman playing the vibes! ... read moreCD